Is there any must have Mac apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bobright, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors 601

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    I know when my 27" comes the first thing I am getting is Tweetbot.

    So what else is a must get, fire away?!?!
     
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    These are what I always install first: Xcode, TextMate, MacTeX, mercurial, R
     
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    Diablo III :)
    Pages
    Numbers
    Open Office
    Steam
    Ultrafan
    Spell Tower :)
     
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    Alfred
    Chromium
    Jdownloader
    VLC or/and MPlayerX
    Word
     
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    Free:
    jDownloader (Download manager)
    VLC (Media player)
    HandBrake (DVD ripper/encoder)
    FileZilla (FTP client)
    Transmission (torrent client)
    Onyx (System tweaks and more)
    XLD (CD ripper/audio encoder)
    Meteorologist (Weather in menu bar)
    LibreOffice (Word processor and a bit more)
    Calibre (Ebook conversion/management)
    BetterTouchTool (Adds serious multitouch functionality)
    LastPass (Password manager)
    DropBox (Online file syncing/sharing)
    Keka (File archiver/unarchiver)
     
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    Don't even bother buying iWork, save some money and buy MS Office. iWork is pretty ****** unless you don't care so much about text processing and stuff.
     
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    AppCleaner
    Evernote
    Mint
    Microsoft Office
    DropBox
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 601

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    Nice bookmarking this...keep them coming guys :):D
     
  11. GGJstudios, Dec 5, 2012
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    Must have Mac apps? new to Apple
    Apps/software to download for new Mac Users
    What are your favorite App Store apps?
    MBP apps for college student????

    Note the Need application suggestions? Look here: section of the following link:

    While you can use them if you like, in most cases, app removal software like this doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
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    Evernote
    DropBox
    SuperDuper
    Alfred
    Caffeine
    Circus Ponies Notebooks
    Pages or Word
    BetterTouchTool

    Not really a must have, but stuff that I really like:
    OmniFocus
    Curio
    Postbox
    Novamind
    DevonThink Pro
    OmniOutliner
     
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    I second Caffeine and Postbox (I love that app, much better than Mail). I'm also a big fan of f.lux. It changes your monitor colors based on the time of day (that way the computer doesn't interfere with my sleep as much). That app is the main reason I jailbroke my iPhone.
     
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    GGJstudios, I've seen those threads just after I posted here. Did not get a chance to read them fully but have it in plans. Your posts there are very helpful. Thank you.

     
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    Keep firing away....just got my iMac the other day so:p
     
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    Just buy everything in the Top 50 on the Mac App Store. You'll be set.
     
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    Pages (or Word)
    Numbers (or Excel)
    KeyNote (or Powerpoint)
    OmniFocus
    DayOne
    Caffeine
    Chronicle
    PopClip
    Fantastical
    DropBox
    Evernote
    Kindle
    iDraw
     
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    What??? No one posts "1Password" ? It's my single most must-have app! And add "Dropbox" if you have more than one computer, so you can sync the password file.
     
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    Yes. iPassword is a must.

    Buy from the Mac App Store and you get a free upgrade to Version 4 coming out next year.

    Another utility that is a freaking MUST Have. Moom from Many Tricks. If you've got a 27" display and like to manage your windows there is nothing better.

    Unclutter is another great tool for saving clipboard content, transferring files without having to leave full screen or access the desktop. I love it.

    Forklift for file management FTP access
     
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    1Password
    DropBox
    Microsoft Office
    Parallels w/ Win 7
    iStat Menus
    LogMeIn
    Handbrake
    iFlicks
    CCleaner
    AirVideo Server

    This is just off the top of my head...
     
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    Pixelmator is close to being a Photoshop killer, and at a fraction of the cost.
     
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    +1...forgot about Pixelmator.
     
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    why doesn't it use iCloud? in case you are cross platform?
     
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    Oh yeah, pixelmator is great! I could never understand photoshop. Pixelmator is easier and I could actually afford it lol.
     

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